3 arrested after Vernon police pursuit ends in Newington

Published on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:07
Written by Skyler Frazer


NEWINGTON - Vernon police have three suspects in custody following an armed robbery Sunday night that escalated into a police pursuit ending in Newington.

Vernon police dispatch received a 911 call at 10:57 p.m. Sunday night for an armed robbery with a handgun at Spare Time bowling alley.

According to police, three suspects were seen fleeing the area. Officers arrived on the scene soon after and began searching for the car.

A Connecticut state trooper spotted the vehicle on Route 30 in Vernon and followed it while it entered Route 84 westbound.

The trooper stopped the vehicle, which then fled the traffic stop and drove into Newington on the Berlin Turnpike before crashing.

No injuries were reported from the crash.

Two suspects - 19-year-old Joshua Dionne and 18-year-old Jerris Holloway, both of Harford - were arrested.

Both are being held on $250 surety bonds on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree forgery, fourth-degree larceny, possession of more than a half-ounce of marijuana and threatening, according to Vernon police.

A third suspect, whose name has not been released yet, fled the scene and was found by Newington police Monday morning with the help of a K9 unit.

Officers from Weth-ersfield, Newington and Berlin and the Connecticut State Police helped with the search.

The suspects were tp appear in Rockville Superior Court on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Police said the investigation into the incidents is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Officer Villano or Detective Hicking of the Vernon Police Department at 860-872-9126.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at sfrazer@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:07. Updated: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:09.